Average price of US airline ticket is the lowest in 6 years

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Good news for frequent fliers, there are some pretty good deals on airplane tickets.

The average price of an airline ticket in the U.S. dropped to $363 in the fourth quarter of last year.

According to the Department of Transportation, it hasn’t been this low since 2010. A big part of the drop is because of cheap oil.

With extra money, airlines can add more routes and buy better planes, like fuel efficient ones.

Another reason for cheaper flights is because of low cost carriers providing cheaper tickets. Airlines like Spirit and Allegiant have been expanding to new cities.

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